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The Sunday Briefing: PokerStars Celebrates 900 Millionth Tournament With $1M Guarantee

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PokerStars reached another huge milestone over the weekend. The world's leading online poker site celebrated its 900 millionth tournament with a special $109 buy-in event with a massive $1 million guaranteed prize pool, and also gave away more $100,000 in added tournament tickets, cash, and live event packages.

More than 18,700 players competed in the historic 900 millionth tournament, and after 14 hours a deal was reached between three players who each locked up a minimum of $152,000. The UK's Dan "judgedredd13" Charlton was among the final three, but in the end it was Canada's "earlgrey23" who claimed the title.

According to our friends over at UK PokerNews, Charlton’s $153,681 score was the biggest of his online poker career and helped him eclipse the $1.5 million mark in career cashes. Charlton’s previous best score came in 2009 when he won the PokerStars Super Tuesday for $71,750.

Other notables scooping big paydays on Sunday were Louis "lhennessey" Hennessey, Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek, Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou, Balazs "birs320" Botond, Michael "StrungOut1" Wasserman, and Martin "filfedra" Staszko, who won the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic for $56,399.

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, partypoker and WSOP.com:


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Tournament Number 900 Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+918,711$1,871,100

PlacePlayerPrize
1earlgrey23$152,532*
2PaPakwanto$176,278*
3Dan "judgedredd13" Charlton$153,681*
4djwilo$84,199
5ilstmfkraliv$65,488
6tatasanjuan$46,777
7acehighdro$28,066
8mikulita$16,839
9MCRez$11,226

*Reflects three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jan "hownorez" Nakladal (52nd - $2,338)


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Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+157,355$1,471,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1emjkemjk$220,650
2GadMO$162,354
3vlem99$117,680
4kinglune$77,963
5AnndriaNN$60,311
6Georg7719$45,601
7sunamivolk$31,626
8Chris "NigDawG" Brammer$17,652
9David "djc79797" Clifford$11,400

Notable Finishes: Ben "ShankingYou" Palmer (25th - $3,427), Sean "wormnorton" Getzwiller (32nd - $3,059), James "jamerOK" Cawley (36th - $3,059), Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist (50th - $2,544)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,390$678,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Aldo2316$106,466
2alexandr18ru$79,326
3needdollarz$55,935
4Louis "lhennessey" Hennessey$38,985
5Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek$28,815
6Andreas1603$22,035
7No10Nostr8$15,255
8Lukas "superkid-bam" Berglund$8,475
91diego_35$5,424

Notable Finishes: Mads "MadsMP" Pedersen (14th - $3,051), Jonathan "OMGjonnyctt" Concepcion (24th - $1,728)


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$250K Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,347$269,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1Staszek$53,800
2MaXiOwnS$35,884
3MuthaFlushaa$25,593
4EastLansing$19,127
5cheriekanami$14,278
6Nick "PureCash25" Rampone$10,506
7Phil Ivey 18$7,812
8Kenny010$5,657
9II LIKE A G6 II$xxx

Notable Finishes: Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo (12th - $2,694), Ben "bonafidedonkey" Palmer (17th - $1,562)


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Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,142$228,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1sava-lenivec2$45,860
2max15183$30,422
3Faranius$21,698
4Pinowww$16,216
5blackDonii$12,105
6marlin5555$8,907
7Rayan "rkruok" Nathan$6,623
8Rottweiler$4,796
9DecanoBR$3,426

Notable Finishes: Russell "rdcrsn" Carson (19th - $982), TJ "DarkHorse19" Ulmer (21st - $982), Randy "rh300487" Hereman (25th - $982)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,047$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Imbiss-Bronkow$27,400
2TurtleManyeyeye$16,500
3Wurzlwastl1$9,800
4Sam "Sammy_squid" Grafton$7,400
5fullserviceplz$5,300
6vadimvalm$3,900
7fg911$2,900
8VT_chisna$2,400
9OhsoDante$1,900


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30875$437,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1casita_21$70,180*
2Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou$65,444*
3Balazs "birs320" Botond$42,437*
4Michael "wywrotX" Wywrot$31,718
5apostolis20$22,050
6ABC POKERS$17,500
7gifuhorna$13,125
8Toby "810ofclubs$8,750
9Monk532$5,250

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Mikhail "mwnnj" Karpov (10th - $4,375), Mat "matfrankland" Frankland (11th - $4,375), Roman "RomeOpro" Romanovsky (13th - $3,500), Kevin "torino2000" Killeen (17t - $2,650), Jon "LUFCBas" Spinks (26th - $1,968), Rhys "floppinhel" Jones (27th - $1,968)

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,013$305,900

PlacePlayerPrize
1hneves182$56,591
2Michael "StrungOut1" Wasserman$40,990
3LammingerFlo$30,590
4Jonathan "OMGjonnyctt" Concepcion$22,942
5NormyDozer$16,059
6flipmoreira$13,000
7Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja$9,941
8ex6stenceLV$6,882
9BrightStripe$4,282

Notable Finishes: Jonas "jonaj10" Jorgensen (10th - $3,211), Sebastien "p0cket00" Sikorski (11th - $3,211), Alex "AK87" Kim (12th - $3,211), Pratyush "Shane Gamble" Buddiga (15th - $2,600), Robby "PlayaPlz" Lipkin (17th - $1,988), Larry "BBOY3110" Sharpe (23rd - $1,376)


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Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,509$318,097

PlacePlayerPrize
1Martin "filfedra" Stazko$56,399
2GoodStoryBro$41,352
3babecallme$31,809
4Nikolay "NikolasDLP" Prohorskiy$23,857
5uaredead lol$16,700
6jvieiradias8$13,519
7Pedraum$10,388
8Craig "mcc3991" McCorkell$7,157
9Alen "lilachaa" Bilic$4,453

Notable Finishes: Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard (11th - $3,021), Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins (16th - $1,749), Peter "Se7enTr3y" Akery (20th - $1,081), Salman "salshb" Behbehany (27th - $1,081)


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$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15142$28,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1Jermz$7,810
2Pivotroller$4,544
3njpincher$2,584
4kingjackoff$2,016
5smaulerg$1,732
6dragonstorm$1,448
7Steve_Somers$1,107
8ParMaker$710
9GaryGG1950$511


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$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+1594$18,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1CindrllaMan$5,358
2RichrdParker$3,102
3SirJWAB$1,880
4whiteyslacks$1,504
5allprowi$1,297
6prettygaga$1,109
7mlawson$921
8imawhale$639
9imr2d2$507

Special thanks to Stanislav Serov

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